[CentOS] OT: anything in CentOS 5.2 that uses opendns.com when browsing web?

Amos Shapira amos.shapira at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 09:03:40 UTC 2008

2008/7/9 Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>:
> I believe this is completely OT, but I want to be positive. I have a fully
> up to date CentOS 5.2 box. During the past week, when surfing with Firefox
> (and today, while testing with Konqueror), frequently, especially when DNS
> is slow,  I am seeing references to opendns.com  At times, I end up on
> opendns.com web pages, instead of at the web site I'm trying to get to.  My
> ISP, the phone company, claims this is not coming from their end and that
> they are not using opendns.com. I was told they have two (2) DNS servers. I
> haven't changed anything in my IPCop Firewall/Router box and my belief is
> that this is coming from my ISP or upstream from there. . If using
> opendns.com  is something new in CentOS 5.2, please let me know. TIA.

Could it be that some server you connect to uses opendns' servers for
their own DNS service?
Which web sites are you trying to surf to when you reach OpenDNS?


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